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Somerset on the Pier Hobart

Elizabeth St Pier, Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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#20 of 47 hotels in Hobart
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Housed in a conversion of a 1930s pier building, award-winning Somerset on the Pier is the epitome of old world charm mixed with contemporary style. Located on the shores of Hobart’s waterfront, each serviced apartment boasts beautiful panoramic views of the River Derwent and historic Sullivan’s Cove. Somerset offers 56 one bedroom and family apartments with complimentary wireless internet, fully-equipped kitchenettes, contemporary decor; and a loft-style design exuding space and comfort, perfect for both the business or leisure traveller. Offering a welcome alternative to a hotel, Somerset is the ideal accommodation for a weekend away or an extended stay. Hobart’s central business district, restaurants, shopping precincts and main attractions including Salamanca Place, home to the famous Salamanca Market, Battery Point, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the ferry to the Museum of Old and New Art - MONA are all on your door step. Hobart is one of Australia’s most picturesque capital cities and Somerset on the Pier is the gateway to exploring everything the city has to offer. The well-being of Somerset on the Pier guests, staff and partners is of paramount importance to us. To ensure your safety, we’ve implemented enhanced hygiene and care standards with our Ascott Cares program. Ascott Cares covers 9 commitments such as maintaining high levels of hygiene and cleanliness standards as well as safe social distancing to continue providing a welcoming home away from home for our guests. Rest assured we promise peace of mind and flexibility to change your stay with no cancellation fees up to 24 hrs before check in. Please note: Somerset on the Pier Hobart will operate a cashless policy for all services and offerings to make payment transactions quick, easy and secure. Cash will no longer be accepted as a form of payment. If you would like further details, please contact us.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Street parking
Public wifi
Complimentary tea
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
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Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Sofa
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Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
River View
Languages Spoken
English
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Pav-Chi wrote a review Feb 2024
Preston, Australia83 contributions10 helpful votes
Staff are great and friendly the rooms are nice and it’s a great spot. But if you are a light sleeper don’t stay here because there’s a humming noise that kept waking me up all night. One of my worst sleeps I have ever had in saying all of this my wife slept like a log.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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shemmas wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia53 contributions34 helpful votes
You cannot fault the location of this property I grant it that right on the pier. But the downfall with that is the noise factor of an evening particularly on a Friday and Saturday evening from the pub in the close proximity up until 3am. We stayed 9 days and our bedding was not changed once in that time. They do not have housekeeping on a Sunday and leave you a note under the door advising this unfortunately to us we arrived back too late to organise. The apartment was booked for 4 people but there is only a lounge that will fit two people and one uncomfortable lounge chair. The dining only came with 2 chairs and the desk had a desk chair so we had to make do with that with is not comfortable when you come home from a long day out sightseeing. We also had our room totally miss housekeeping for one day and when we phoned reception to advise they said nothing they can do now and it will just have to done the next day. On another day our bins were not emptied and another day the bin garbage bag from the bathroom was left on our bed. There is only air conditioning in the downstairs area so the upstairs area gets extremely hot and uncomfortable. There is a fan is one of the bedroom areas. We were told when booking there was free parking upon availability of course well we could not utilise the free parking on any day we were there. There were only 4 spots from memory along the pier near the hotel and the other comp parking is 5 mins walk away in council area and you need to leave a pass on your windscreen (these spots are limited). I can say however that the bedding was very comfortable which was a blessing after a very busy day out and lots of walking. For my first trip to Hobart I will never stay here again nor recommend it to friends, family or work colleagues. I did however have a fabulous time in Hobart and will review places in other posts.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great location but poorly furnished (dated) and unsatisfactory service from housekeeping.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Shemmas, Thank you for taking the time to complete online feedback. I noted that we failed to meet your expectations in certain aspects of your recent stay with us.  I have carefully reviewed your concerns and I am very sorry for having failed to give you the service all our guests expect.   We are constantly looking at ways to improve our services, and, following your feedback, I will focus my efforts to drive improvements in these areas: I would like to assure you that isolated case and not indicative of our usual service standards. We hope you will give us another opportunity to improve the impression you have of us.  Please feel free to contact me directly for your future bookings so that I may personally look after your stay. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback. From all of us at Somerset on the Pier Hobart, we look forward to welcoming you again at any one of our serviced residences. Kind Regards
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JAMN wrote a review Dec 2023
Newcastle, Australia220 contributions8 helpful votes
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Great location, awesome staff. Very spacious rooms, right on the water with spectacular views across the harbour and piers. Easy walk to Salamanca and all the restaurants and pubs on the harbour. Rooms have all the modern amenities.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is easy. If not available at the Apartments there is complimentary parking nearby.
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Responded 9 Jan 2024
Dear 96Jamnc, Thank you for taking the time to share your stay experience at Somerset on the Pier Hobart! It is very encouraging for us to know that you had several delightful moments during your stay and most importantly, that you felt home-away-from-home! We are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards and receiving such positive feedback from our guests motivates us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. We thank you again for your valued patronage and look forward to welcoming you back at any one of our serviced residences. Warm Regards
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Philip W wrote a review Nov 2023
Sydney, Australia15 contributions2 helpful votes
For location and views this is an amazing place, right on the waterfront and central to everything. Salamanca markets next door, as is the MONA ferry. Staff were super professional and warm, particularly the young English lady who checked us in and happily informed us the room was ready early.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Dec 2023
Dear Philip W, Thank you for your kind review! It brings us great joy to learn that you had a wonderful stay experience with us, and we appreciate the time you took to compliment our colleagues for their dedicated services. All of us here look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Somerset on the Pier Hobart! Warm Regards
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Kathy Pye wrote a review Oct 2023
9 contributions2 helpful votes
The location and views are the best! Very central to everything and the views are beautiful. Staff are super friendly and helpful; nothing is too much trouble. Rooms are beautiful and super clean. Absolutely recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: There are several communal spaces to enjoy.
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Responded 7 Nov 2023
Dear Pyeodyssey, Thank you for sharing your positive stay experience with us! We are delighted to read that you were well looked after by our team at Somerset on the Pier Hobart! Your kind words will be shared with our team as receiving such feedback from residents like yourself inspire us to continually improve our service delivery. We thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to having you back soon. Kind Regards
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slnkelly wrote a review Oct 2023
Wollongong, Australia95 contributions45 helpful votes
We have stayed at Somerset on the Pier at least 3 times previously and have always throughly enjoyed our stay. This trip to Tasmania we were travelling with 3 other family members, On our high recommendation we booked 3 rooms. Unfortunately we were all disappointed with the accomodation. Rooms are very tired and in need of update, understand improvements are to commence next year. However the room rates do not match the current quality of the rooms. Feel could have got better value in other accomodation. We did have an issue with our room, spoke front of house staff, we were advised a manager would contact re this…still waiting. Location is perfect. Sadly our stay was nothing like previous stays.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 7 Nov 2023
Dear Slnkelly I am sorry to hear about your disappointment with your recent stay with us. We are indeed pleased to share that Somerset on the Pier Hobart is to undergo a full refurbishment to both apartments and public areas in 2024. During the renovations, we will be addressing most of the issues you shared with us.  Once again, we are very sorry for the inconveniences caused and that I was not made aware to contact you. I hope that you would consider staying with us again in the future, once the refurbishment of this residence is complete, giving us another opportunity to be of service to you. Should you wish to discuss further please do reach out and I will be happy to make contact. Warm Regards
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KimboCronulla wrote a review Sept 2023
Cronulla47 contributions4 helpful votes
We returned from Hobart today, after a 6 nights stay at Somerset on The Pier. Prompt check-in by Dennis, given parking voucher to put on dash and if you cant park on the wharf itself, only 3 mins walk to alternative parking. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a Premier 1 bedroom apartment facing Henry Jones IXL and with a balcony, perfect to enjoy the sun and the view of the docks. The Family Premier rooms are slightly larger, extra room with twins beds, also with balcony and additional bathroom upstairs. The images on this page and the official website are just as our apartment was, so I haven't added mine. Position cannot be beat IMO, with tons of restaurants, bars and historic hotels within 2-10 minutes walk. I spent so much time researching before booking, next time we will just book the same room type at the Somerset.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 17 Sept 2023
Dear KimboCronulla Thank you for your kind review! It brings us great joy to learn that you had a wonderful stay experience with us, and we appreciate the time you took to compliment our colleagues for their dedicated services. All of us here look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Somerset on the Pier Hobart! Warm Regards Shanna
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Hemanta S wrote a review Aug 2023
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We are glad to share our positive stay experience with you. The Somerset staff was very friendly and welcoming, and they made us feel right at home. Our apartment was clean and spacious with all the necessary amenities such as comfortable beds, clean towels, and toiletries. The hotel provided excellent customer service, and they were always ready to assist us with anything we needed. The hotel's location was also perfect, as it was close to all the major attractions we wanted to visit. Overall, we had a fantastic stay at the Somerset, and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable, enjoyable, and extended stay - We're here for 6 nights and each night was memorable. Thank you for making our stay a memorable one!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking can be limited in the hotel and nearby council during peak season. To avoid any issues,...
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Responded 17 Sept 2023
Dear 178hemantas Thank you for taking the time to share your stay experience at Somerset on the Pier Hobart! It is very encouraging for us to know that you had several delightful moments during your stay and most importantly, that you felt home-away-from-home! We are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards and receiving such positive feedback from our residents motivates us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. We thank you again for your valued patronage and look forward to welcoming you back at any one of our serviced residences. Kind Regards Shanna Sweeney General Manger
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msgt97 wrote a review Aug 2023
Sydney, Australia70 contributions36 helpful votes
Perfect location, we love the room with great harbour view. Loft style bedroom, the bathroom downstairs, inconvenient. Staffs very friendly & helpful. The weather was stormy & windy but inside was quite. Will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 17 Sept 2023
Dear msgt97 Thank you for taking the time to share your stay experience at Somerset on the Pier Hobart! It is very encouraging for us to know that you had several delightful moments during your stay and, most importantly, that you felt at home-away-from-home! We are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards. Receiving such positive feedback from our residents motivates us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. Warm Regards Shanna Sweeney General Manager
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itsBG wrote a review June 2023
Melbourne, Australia1161 contributions283 helpful votes
Great location, right on the waterfront. So, great views and good base for Dark Mofo. But, a bit dated, needs a refresh. Overpriced for what you get. Better options close by. So, other than location and view, not worth it.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 9 Aug 2023
Dear itsBG, Thank you for sharing your recent stay experience with us at Somerset on the Pier Hobart. I would like to apologise for the disappointing stay you had with us.  We always do our best to meet the expectations of all our guests and deliver a good stay experience.  Unfortunately, in this instance, we acknowledge that we have failed to meet your expectations.  We would like to share that Somerset on the Pier Hobart will be undergoing a renovation program at the beginning of next year. We look forward to welcoming you again and with hope exceeding your expectations. Warm Regards
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PRICE RANGE
AU$233 - AU$351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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AustraliaTasmaniaGreater HobartHobart
NUMBER OF ROOMS
56
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Frequently Asked Questions about Somerset on the Pier Hobart
Which popular attractions are close to Somerset on the Pier Hobart?
Nearby attractions include Mawson's Huts Replica Museum (0.2 km), Sullivans Cove (0.2 km), and Salamanca Market (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Somerset on the Pier Hobart?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at Somerset on the Pier Hobart?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Somerset on the Pier Hobart?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Somerset on the Pier Hobart?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Somerset on the Pier Hobart?
Conveniently located restaurants include Syra Restaurant, Landscape Restaurant & Grill, and The Black Footed Pig.
Is Somerset on the Pier Hobart located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Hobart.
Are any cleaning services offered at Somerset on the Pier Hobart?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Somerset on the Pier Hobart?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hobart Penitentiary (0.9 km), Runnymede (3.9 km), and Constitution Dock (0.8 km).
Does Somerset on the Pier Hobart have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Somerset on the Pier Hobart accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.